taking care of yourself
Explore tips for acknowledging and validating your feelings, establishing a routine, and staying connected with others. There are a number of worksheets included in this guide.
This guide explains the concept of grounding exercises as a way to manage overwhelming feelings or intense anxiety. View practical tips for getting started.
Practicing meditation like yoga or diaphragmatic breathing (also known as “Soft-Belly Breathing”) can help you regulate your heartbeat and relax your muscles. Apps like Headspace and Calm offer guided meditation, or you could follow a YouTube video like the one below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3YyjUmDapc
Information courtesy of Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence and Emerson Collective
Managing Anxiety and Stress related to COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Tips on stress and coping, with specialized advice for parents, responders, and people who have been released from quarantine.
Maneje la Ansiedad y el Estrés
Centros para el control y la prevención de enfermedades (CDC) Consejos sobre estrés y afrontamiento, con consejos especializados para padres,
personal de auxilio y personas que han sido liberadas de la cuarentena.
Crisis Support and Intervention
Crisis Text Line: Text SHARE to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, 24/7, for free, confidential support.
Crisis Text Line counselors are available to connect about anxiety related to the novel coronavirus, isolation, students’ concerns about school, financial stress, and other concerns.
Dance Classes At Home
Join ODC’s teachers and community online while the physical studio doors are closed. Sign up for a live-streamed class or follow along with a Fusion Light class from Rhythm & Motion.
Exercising during a Pandemic
The Atlantic Expert advice on getting exercise at home or while maintaining social distancing.
A Daily Story to Lift Your Spirits
StoryCorps is putting some of the most heartwarming stories from their collection in a daily newsletter. Sign up for reminders of heart, humanity, and generosity from everyday people.
Virtual Museum VISITS
Google Arts & Culture – Key pieces from the collections of 2,500 museums worldwide, including special online exhibits.
Child Parent Institute offers telehealth counseling appointments at no-fee or reduced cost, depending on income. Call (707) 284-1500 to speak with an Intake Specialist.
Parent Support Line
Offered through Child Parent Institute. Go to Calparents.org/supportline or call (707) 755-2858 for a private consultation with a parent educator.
Talking to Kids about the Coronavirus
Child Mind Institute – Guidance for parents of young and school-age children on talking to them about coronavirus.
Cómo Hablar con los Niños sobre el Coronavirus
Child Mind Institute – Guía para padres de niños pequeños y en edad escolar sobre cómo hablarles sobre el coronavirus.
Teens Facing a New NORMAL
UNICEF Strategies for teens to protect their mental health while facing a (temporary) new normal.